Without Cameron Boyce Will The Descendants Franchise Continue?

Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce played the role of Cruella de Vil’s son in Descendants ,which is a teenage musical fantasy movie that first premiered in 2015. Descendants turned out to be a very different experience for the audience from the start. That is mainly because unlike most of the Disney movies, Descendants was not a typical fairytale. Instead of featuring another Disney princess or prince, the movie featured the kids of the four most infamous villains of Disney.

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and Booboo Stewart played the roles of the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar. The final installment of the franchise, Descendants 3, released in 2019 and while it is highly unlikely that there will be another sequel, the fans are still speculating.

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The final movie, Descendants 3, did not end with the usual parting lines – “You didn’t think this was the end of the story, did you?” This made the viewers believe that Descendants 3 was indeed the final chapter of the franchise. The story also finished on such a note that it was best to assume that it is the ‘happily ever after’ for all the characters.

Cameron Boyce Tragic Demise

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Tragically, almost a month before the premiere of Descendants 3, the fans received the shocking news of Cameron Boyce’s death. Cameron passed away in July 2019 at the mere age of 20. He died due to a sudden seizure while asleep. Cameron’s father, Victor Boyce, received a phone call in the morning by his roommate, informing him about the tragic news. Victor and Libby Boyce, parents of the late talented star, have been trying spreading awareness about SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) ever since.

As Cameron Boyce starred as one of the lead roles in the movie, it would be highly unlikely for the franchise to continue without him. Speaking about the likelihood of another sequel, Dove Cameron said in an interview,

“I think that the idea of making another movie while it would be nostalgic for all of us, and while it would be healing in a lot of ways, it might also be super wrong.”

While talking about the demise of her beloved co-star, she said,

“What happened was so incredibly heart wrenching for all of us and something we could recover from.” She also added, “I think that the beautiful thing about Disney has done is that they have very much created a safe space for the cast to be wherever they’re at. They canceled everything when Cameron passed and I know they want what’s in all of our best interests.”


Dove Cameron Talks About Cameron Boyce

Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce of Disney’s ‘Descendants’ perform and join fans at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort on October 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Dove Cameron considered Cameron Boyce as one of her best friends. She read a heartfelt letter on Instagram in a six-part video addressed to her late co-star, his family, and friends. “I’ve never stuttered or been unable to think before these last few weeks, my system is still in shock, my brain is still foggy and full of holes,” Dave said. “I’ll never have enough words for the pain I feel,” she added tearfully. She called Cameron Boyce as an Earth Angel and thanked him for helping her through eating disorder, unhealthy relationships, and countless breakdowns. She bid her farewell by saying “goodbye dear, dear friend and brother.”

Will There Be Decendants 4?


In Descendants 3, Mal removes the barrier between the Auradon and Isle and creates a bridge adjoining the two worlds. Sadly, there were very limited scenes in the final movie where we could see much of Cameron Boyce’s. We like to believe that the story of Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos has come to an end and it’s very unlikely for the Descendants franchise to continue further. But if anything, we can consider the fact there are many other villain kids in the Disney Universe and probably the makers can think of a spinoff. Until then, we can only hope for the best and pray for peace and strength to Cameron Boyce and his family.

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